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Overboard (1987)

A cruel and beautiful heiress mocks and cheats over a hired carpenter. When she gets amnesia, he decides to introduce her to working-class life by convincing her they're husband and wife.

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Joanna / Annie
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Billy Pratt (as Michael Hagerty)
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Captain Karl
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Dr. Norman Korman (as Harvey Alan Miller)
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Elk Cove: Wilbur Budd
Carol Williard ...
Elk Cove: Rose Budd
Doris Hess ...

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Rich bitch Joanna hires country carpenter Dean to build a closet on her yacht. When the two don't see eye-to-eye, Dean is left unpaid while Joanna sets sail. The following day, Joanna is fished out of the sea, after falling overboard, suffering from amnesia. Dean sees a neat way to regain the money she owes him... he tells her she's his wife; that way Dean gets a free housekeeper and mother for his four kids. Written by Rob Hartill

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Comedy | Romance

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16 December 1987 (USA)  »

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Yli laidan  »

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$26,713,187 (USA)
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Garry Marshall and Penny Marshall are brother and sister. Penny also has a distinguished career as a director. See more »

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While on the couch, Joanna's face is covered in cream for poison oak. After Dean puts her into bed, she turns around and has neither the cream nor the poison oak on her face. See more »

Quotes

[Dean & Billy see Joanna's mugshot on TV]
Dean Proffitt: That's her
Billy Pratt: Who?
Dean Proffitt: THE BITCH!
Billy Pratt: [Seeing Grant leaving the hospital on TV] I can't believe he's skipping out on her
Dean Proffitt: Of course he's skipping out on her, it's his shot at freedom.
Billy Pratt: Maybe you should go down to the hospital and see if you can get some of your money back?
Dean Proffitt: Look, he's gone.
Billy Pratt: Not him, her.
Dean Proffitt: She doesn't even know who she is, you think she's gonna know who I am?
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Referenced in Death Proof (2007) See more »

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Can't Help Falling in Love
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Written by George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore
Performed by Elvis Presley
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First-rate comedy
3 March 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a comedy that doesn't suffer from time or repeated viewings. It has all the trappings of a true classic. The cast, Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Edward Hermann and Roddy McDowall all put in good performances. The 4 child actors all do very well, too. The story is a funny one and it keeps me laughing. All in all, a very funny movie. I own it and will throw it in the DVD player every once in a while.


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